I recently read about a guy trying to create 100 games in 5 years, and now that he’s at the half-way point, he’s talking about it. I haven’t checked into him enough to know if he’s pretentious or not, but he seems to be one of the new artistic darlings of the indie circuit. I do know that once you start talking about something, instead of just continuing to do that something, that you run the risk of being pretentious.
I talk about creating the Clutter franchise for the casual PC Download space quite a bit but unlike most other devs, I share my actual numbers. Not to magnify or impress but to show an alternative to the “not getting seen in mobile” strategy that everyone else seems to be following. At times when I complain about mobile and the lack of shared information there, I feel like I’m the little boy in “The Emperor’s New Clothes” that no one wants to listen to, even though he speaks the truth (as he sees (or doesn’t see) it).
Since I’m willing to share my actual numbers, I don’t think I’m being pretentious. A pain in the A maybe, but not pretentious…however…
…If I truly believed that anyone will read this last sentence, then yes, I’m a little pretentious too. (Is it time for the apocalypse yet?)